Ecobank manager ends duty in Liberia

The management of Ecobank-Liberia on the evening of Monday, February 16 honored its outgoing Managing Director Kola Adeleke for his contributions to the growth and development of the bank. Mr. Adeleke served in that capacity at the bank from February 2010 to February 2015. In his farewell speech at the Monrovia City Hall, Mr. Adeleke said he […]

Sweden’s first ambassador for global women’s issues

On 1 January 2015, Annika Molin Hellgren took up her post as Sweden’s first Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the Coordinator of Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy. She has previously held positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) Africa Department, the Delegation of Sweden to the OECD in Paris, the Permanent Mission of Sweden […]

Decentralization in Liberia: A giant leap into the future

On Wednesday, February 18, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf launched the National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance. The policy is aimed at decentralizing governance in Liberia, and the launching is in response to the long yawning of the Liberian people to see tangible evidence of decentralization.  For all practical reasons, this is an expressed commitment of […]

Togo hosts forum to improve African business environment

Lomé, the capital of Togo, will host the first Africa Best Practices Forum on 26 and 27 February 2015. Pan-African bank Ecobank, recruitment agency AfricSearch and company Ellipse Communication are working together, with the support of the World Bank and the West African Development Bank (BOAD), to organise this first forum, which is dedicated exclusively […]

Ebola: Relief shipment from Liberians in Germany

On February 13, 2015, Liberians in Germany and their friends, organized under the umbrella of the Liberian-German Association (ROOTS) e.V. completed the European phase of a relief project that they initiated late last year. This project is our quota in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging our homeland – Liberia. The project brought […]

Sweden unveils new banknotes, coins

This fall the Swedish Central Bank will start introducing new banknotes and coins for the first time in 30 years.              It’s the first time for decades that Sweden is replacing all of its coins and banknotes with new designs and security in focus. Only the 10-krona coin will remain unchanged, the rest of the roughly 300 million notes […]

French-African forum for shared growth held

Liberia’s Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy, accompanied by the country’s Ambassador to France, Dr. C. William Allen, on Friday, February 6, attended the French-African Forum for Shared Growth hosted by the French Government in Paris. The forum, attended by heads of states of France, Senegal, Gabon, and Ivory Coast, brought together  trade ministers from over […]

Elections postponement: a threat to democracy

Fellow Nigerians and democrats, The Independent National electoral commission (INEC) has officially announced  the postponement of the much anticipated February 14 and 28 general elections to March 28 and April 11 respectively. Our hearts bleed because our democracy is being threatened by the same individuals that benefited from it. Obviously, we believe INEC chairman Prof. […]

AUCF donates to Liberian kids who survived Ebola

The Liberian chapter of African United For Children’s Future (AUCF) last Sunday provided some relief to over 50 Liberian children who survived the deadly ebola virus but most of whom lost their parents to the disease in the Banjor community, just outside the capital, Monrovia. AUCF distributed several assorted food and nonfood items to children. The items distributed included […]

Nigeria’s north hopeful after elections delay

Nigerian civil society is in uproar over the pressure exerted by the military on the country’s election body to postpone scheduled voting by six weeks. But in the northeast, the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency the security forces say they need more time to crush, there is support for a delay. Chairman of the […]